Les Gets is a favourite stop on the circuit for all the riders, it's like coming home for many of them with Morzine used as a base of operations for many of the Worlds fastest racers during the summer. The French always come out in force for a bike race and this only gets the athletes even more hyped to put on a show, either you're one of the fast Frenchies wanting that medal on home soil or from the rest of the world, who all without exception love to beat the French at World Champs!
The World Cup in 2021 was an outstanding event, despite Covid-19 lurking and the rain coming on race day, an awesome track loved by every racer and fans out in force brought the best out in the riders. Though hard to pick a highlight Tahnee Seagrave overcoming a hard season and topping the podium, kind of on home soil being an ex Morzine local and Reece Wilson's absolute heroics in finals have to be up there.
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Schedule / Program
The official schedule has not been released however expect it go something like this;
Monday 22nd - Wednesday 24th August - Training for all disciplines
Thursday 25th August - Short Track Cross Country Finals
Friday 26th August - EMTB / 4X Finals
Saturday 27th August - Cross Country Finals
Sunday 28th August - Downhill Finals
We'll post the official program for the World Championships when it is released.
What to expect from the World Championships
Noise and lots of it. Every race in Les Gets since 1998 has been HUGE. The Mont Chery hill is steep and the old track, already a favourite amongst the downhill field has been moved further to the riders right of the hill and the new line is unreal. Steep, natural, taped wide with plenty of line choice and also enough to scare the worlds fastest racers into respecting it, it is a beast.
The fans in France are something else, they love a day out and rival the Fort William crowd for stoke levels, probably going even further when their Lord Loic Bruni drops into the finish, the spearhead of the French but certainly not the only contender for the top spot on race day.
The XC short track and 4X events will also draw a great crowd, held on the Chavannes side of the hill and in the early evening, it'll be a week for the ages.
All the highlights from the 2021 World Cup
World Championships Accommodation
Our accommodation is focused in Morzine, a 10 minute drive from the centre of Les Gets. We'll be running free shuttles to the Les Gets World Championships for our clients every evening of the event from Chalet Chapelle, our flagship central Morzine chalet.
Our partner hotel in Les Gets Le Bellevue is going to be flat out for the event but get that enquiry in now and you could be staying in the centre of all the action. Our partner hotel in Morzine, across the road from our flagship chalet offers great short term accommodation for anyone looking to drop in for the race. Check out Fleur des Neiges HERE.
Drop us a line for a custom package including your transfers and accommodation in Les Gets or Morzine for the World Championships in 2022!